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First Friday Las Vegas Art Walk

Currently, First Friday is working on getting it up and running again. We can’t wait for it to come back, but in the meantime, they’ve been doing some artist showcases at AREA 15.

I’m hosting my first LOCAL ADVENTURER link-up (see bottom of post). The purpose of this link-up is:

  • to foster gratitude for the place you live
  • to show others great local experiences that they might never find as a tourist
  • to inspire others to explore and be present wherever they are


We went back to First Friday Las Vegas as a local this time for one of our 52 dates a year and took some day time photos to add to an old post.

First Friday Las Vegas is an art walk / art festival that they have in downtown Vegas once a month.  We’ve been to Vegas a lot and 99% of the time we’re on the strip.  It was nice to see a very different side of Vegas than we’re used to.  It’s obviously for the locals and you really a get a feel for what it’s like to be a Vegas native.  We really didn’t know what life was like for them outside of the strip.

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I like this! My dad has a ton of unused tapes, so I might try this myself.
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I much prefer these art walks in the evening. Feels so much nicer out without the scorching sun. Also, we kept forgetting that in Vegas you can carry around beer and drinks in public. It’s a strange feeling but I could definitely get used to it!
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They had these grape soda bottle cap pins like the one on UP. So wanted one of those!
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There was a half pipe, and then graffiti artists working on their art right next to it.
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Loved the vibe of the whole place. I even picked up some vintage post cards so I can snail mail my friends back on the east coast. :)
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I would recommend checking it out if you’re in Vegas! We definitely will whenever we have the chance.

First Friday Las Vegas Art Walk

Location: Casino Center Blvd in between Colorado St and California St (Arts district of DTLV)
Date: Every first friday of the month
Time: 5pm-10pm
Cost: Free

If you’d like to find out more info about the event, check out their website.


1. Share your most recent post about a local adventure either in your own hometown or within driving distance. This can be a new part of town you’ve been wanting to check out or even a new food spot! Unrelated entries or ones linked to your homepage will be deleted.

2. Link back to this site so that others can join in on the fun! Feel free to use the button below if you like!

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3. MOST IMPORTANTLY you MUST visit the person’s blog linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

4. If you tweet out your local adventure post with #localadventurer I will retweet your link!

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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Erika

    Oooh, I love this idea, Esther! (Thanks for your e-mail BTW!!! I felt so special!) I definitely want to link up with this!!!!!!! How often are you going to do this link-up? Once a month or once a week? Either way, I’m going to be participating!

    As for the post — this looks so colorful and fun! I think I remember some of these photos from before, but there were some new ones that jumped out at me! Love your photography, always! :)

    1. Erika

      P.S. I see the design for one of the postcards you sent me! YAYYYYYYYY! (It’s also hanging on my bulletin board right in front me! Schweeeeet!)

      1. esther julee

        :) I love these vintage postcards! I think I’m going to hunt more down to send out. How are you doing on your 101 postcards project?

    2. esther julee

      Thanks so much Erika! :) I feel like we’re always thinking on the same wavelength.. so I figured I should. lol I’m doing this once a week! Well.. that’s the plan.. until I run out of material.

  2. Great idea for a link-up Esther! It is nice to be reminded you don’t need a plane ticket to have an adventure. Vegas First Friday looks cool, they do a First Friday in Raleigh, that is usually pretty fun with lots of local artists.

    1. esther julee

      Thanks girl! :) Exactly! I think we all get stuck in the mentality that whatever else is out there is shiny, new, and exotic.. but we forget that people from those places think that about where we live!

  3. Hsiao-Ting

    This is a great idea for a link-up! Sometimes you forget to explore your own city when you live there. Now I have more reason to explore my city! :)

    The Las Vegas Art Walk looks fun! Did they glue the cassette tapes together? Pretty unique.

    1. esther julee

      Thanks girl! :) Yeah.. you should! I think SF has so much to offer.. :P but that’s me thinking grass is greener on the other side.

      I have so many random places to take you next time! :) I think so.. I really like the idea.. it’s very nostalgic. I want to try something like that.. but I don’t know how to make it different and my own.

  4. From Casinos To Castles

    Oh I love love love this post. It makes me so homesick but happy at the same time. I went to first Friday a few times when Vegas was my home. It was a great time!

    1. esther julee

      Thank you so much. It’s so nice and relaxing. I think I appreciate this side much more than the strip. We hope to go again soon!

    1. esther julee

      It was a lot of fun! So refreshing to see a different side of Vegas, too. :)

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